Category Archives: Taking my Body Back

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 in 2010, Jennifer Merschdorf chronicles her “new normal” while training for the YSC Tour de Pink rides to take her body back from cancer. You will also find posts on body image, sexuality and other topics unique to young women with breast cancer.

Infertility After Breast Cancer

Many young women may be diagnosed with breast cancer before having any children or may not be finished building a family at the time of their diagnosis. You may have many questions regarding whether breast cancer or its treatment will impact … Continue reading

When Illness becomes Wellness

Every breast cancer survivor likely remembers the exact place and moment they got the news. In a time filled with unknown terms, treatments, surgeries and side effects, I can understand why the focus is on the illness. But when does … Continue reading

How I Regained My Smile Following Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 is rough. You are quickly thrown into a world of decision-making and self-advocacy; where the balance between quality and quantity of life looms over you while physicians and family each provide their opinions. … Continue reading

10 Truths About Great Sex

Intimacy after a breast cancer diagnosis can be a challenge. When Rachel Venning, Babeland’s other co-founder and my business partner of more than 20 years, and I wrote Moregeasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex, a key part of it was … Continue reading

Heart Health & You: Before, During & After Treatment

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month and today is “Go Red Day” where everyone wears red to raise awareness of heart disease and donate to “Go Red for Women,” which supports educational programming on heart disease.   Why should we, … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Top Tips for Holiday Self-Care

This time of year is different from no other except that, perhaps, the expectations are higher. We are all busy beings, and maybe this year, even for just an afternoon, we can choose to actually focus on the human being part of … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

3 Rides, 2 Options, 1 Purpose

Did you hear? All YSC Tour De Pink® (TdP) routes are new this year – how cool is that? The East Coast (Sept. 19-21) route begins in Philadelphia and ends on Assateague Island, Md. I didn’t know much about Assateague, … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Celebrating 10 Years of YSC Tour de Pink

This year was incredible at Tour de Pink (TdP) for so many reasons including a fabulous milestone – celebrating the 10th anniversary Tour de Pink East Coast ride. Ten years ago, Matt Purdue and I were able to convince four … Continue reading

Eileen and Dennis Ahearn

  Eileen and Dennis Ahearn — Tour de Pink Volunteers, Massage Therapist and Hospitality Manager Eileen and Dennis Ahearn donate their professional skills and vacation time to YSC year after year. When asked what drives their dedication, Eileen’s response is … Continue reading

It’s We Heart a Great Fit Time Again @ Nordstrom

  YSC is excited to partner again with Nordstrom on the “We heart a great fit” event Friday and Saturday, October 25–26. Nordstrom stores across the country will be hosting a bra fitting event, where professional fitters will be on hand … Continue reading